Curb appeal is vital for attracting perspective homebuyers. House shopping is really a process of elimination. I’ve been out house shopping with people who don’t even want to get out of their car because of something they’ve seen from the road.
It’s never too late to make a good first impression. Wrong!
You can’t judge a book by its cover. Wrong!
Here are my no cost (or low cost) nine rules to follow when preparing your house for sale
- House number should be easy to read
- Exterior lights should be put on timers
- Eaves troughs and downspouts should be in good repair
- Garage should be clean and orderly
- Door, doorbell and door hardware in good working order
- Touch up paint on windows, doors, trim…
- Wash windows
- Mow lawn frequently, trim shrubbery, plant flowers
- Mend and stain fence and deck
A trip to Rona or Home Hardware and an hour’s work will get more people in your front door, guaranteed.